De Toren Z

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South African Bordeaux Blend


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This soft, approachable ruby-hued beauty is a true testament to vines lovingly reared and winemaking raised to an art form. A Right Bank-style Bordeaux blend, De Toren Z comprises a symphonic blend of five Bordeaux varietals. You’ll find it tantalizingly soft on the tongue, with a hint of aniseed, liquorice, raspberry and cranberries lending a fresh acidity to its polished finish… plus, of course, all the finesse that makes Bordeaux-style wines so prized among the world’s most enthusiastic wine lovers.

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De Toren “Z” was created by design born of cool ocean facing vineyards high in clay content conditions intensely suited to the planting of Merlot. Affectionately called ‘Zee’, this approachable ruby-hued beauty takes its name from the cooling Zephyr breeze that air-conditions the ocean-fronting vineyard block of its origin, one in which are featured all of the ‘Noble Five’ Bordeaux varietals, with Merlot in dominance.

A testimony to vines lovingly reared and a uniquely South African rendering of Bordeaux’s famous Right Bank-style red, the wine has garnered plenty of attention, including that of the formidable 2012 judging panel at Mundus Vini, one of the most prestigious international wine competitions in the world – of the 6 000 wines submitted for scrutiny, the De Toren Z 2010 vintage, produced on a mere 22 hectares in the Polkadraai Hills overlooking Stellenbosch, succeeded in clinching coveted Gold.

De Toren Z Vineyard Map


For optimum enjoyment, decant atleast one hour before consumption. It is recommended to serve this wine at optimal temperature (15 – 18 degrees Celcius).

Ageing Potential

If stored in optimal conditions, this wine should last 15 years plus.

Food Pairing

This wine is a very versatile food pairing wine. It works equally well with very fine spicy foods as well as rich fish poultry and various meats. “I pair the Z with lamb, duck and beef. It has the flexibility of Bordeaux with a little more fruit and is a lot more accessible. It has good acidity and weight. Very food friendly. It satisfies the old world and new world wine lover. “ Jennifer Foucher, Sommelier, New York